4464 CUSTOM WALKS

Highlights

  • Lots of sunshine
  • Walk the dramatic Path of the Gods between sky and sea
  • Visit ancient Pompeii
  • Spend a day on the romantic Isle of Capri
  • Feast on rustic Italian family cuisine
  • Explore the villages of the Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The mountain vistas and blue-green waters of Italy's Amalfi Coast provide the backdrop to this varied seven-day trip.

Taking in the bustling hillside town of Positano and the vintage glamour of the Isle of Capri, we wander through sloped gardens and terraced lemon groves, explore Roman ruins, cruise across clear waters, discover remote woodlands and underground caverns, and dine on classic Italian food in cliff-top cafs.

One highlight of this Walk is the ancient ruins of Pompeii, set at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where we witness life as it was in AD79, preserved by a devastating volcanic eruption.

Sunday Overnight: Hotel Bellevue Syrene

Meet in Naples then transfer to our magnificent hotel in Sorrento. This evening, join us for a Welcome Dinner and Introductory Talk with sweeping views of the Bay of Naples.

Monday Overnight: Hotel Bellevue Syrene

Ferry to romantic Capri and explore the isle's lush countryside, quaint towns and awe-inspiring caverns. We visit the villa of the Roman emperor Tiberius and follow paths along the rocky coastline. After lunch, walking on a terrace with a splendid sea view, we return to trendy Capri and take the boat back to Sorrento.

Tuesday Overnight: Hotel Miramare Positano

Start the day walking up to Sant'Agata for the best panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. We then descend to Marina del Cantone, a favorite celebrity haunt known for its good food and pretty pebble beach. After lunch, we'll go via private boat along the stunning coastline to Positano and our next hotel.

Wednesday Overnight: Hotel Miramare Positano

A brief transfer to the top of the mountains takes us above magical Positano for a walk with unsurpassed views of the Amalfi Coast and the Monti Lattari, an inland mountain range of soaring spires and ridges. We enjoy lunch in a family-run trattoria before descending to Positano with time for a swim before dinner

Thursday Overnight: Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

From the charming village of Nocelle, we walk in the mountains along the incredible Path of the Gods. Savor this walk between the sky and the sea; it is breathtaking. After lunch, we continue to the village of Bomerano, then transfer to our lovely hotel in Amalfi.

Friday Overnight: Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

Begin the day in Ravello, an artists' haven and inspiration to many famous writers and composers. We'll have a brief visit before walking to Villa Cimbrone, with its beautiful gardens, so admired by Wagner, Longfellow, and DH Lawrence, to name a few. Then it's onwards to Pontone to taste a regional specialty, spaghetti with lemon sauce, for lunch. Afterward, visit the fabulous cathedral in Amalfi, with free time to wander in town before our Farewell Dinner.

Saturday

This morning, visit ancient Pompeii then return to Naples Rail Station to say farewell.
Energetic
"Wayfarers Walks are worth every penny"
Terrain: Coastal paths and alpine trails at up to 1500 ft., some steep descents, stone steps. 6-8 miles walking per day.

TRIP DETAILS

6 nights from
$4,895.00
per person, double occupancy
(Single Supplement $595.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is $4,895.00

Dates

From Sep 16 to Sep 22 (more dates)
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Arrival and Departure: Naples Rail Station

Activities

Walk AdventureBoat RideCoastal walkingWalk Classic
The Amalfi Coast & Isle of Capri: Ernst Group September 2018 Map

Hotels - Where we stay

Hotel Bellevue Syrene

Hotel Bellevue Syrene

Located just past the historic center of Sorrento, beside the sea, lies Hotel Bellevue Syrene. Rising from the foundations of a 2nd century Roman Villa, the current building was built in 1750 as a private villa and became a hotel in 1820. Restorations done through the years have all sought to preserve the original style and emphasize the 18th-century frescos. All rooms are equipped with modern comforts: satellite television, a refrigerator, bar, safe, air-conditioning and hair dryer. Each room has a small balcony and beautiful views. Guests can also take advantage of the beauty centre for a turkish bath, massage or sauna that must be pre booked with the hotel reception. The Hotel has a private access to the sea and offers guests free use of its sun beds and beach umbrellas.

Hotel Miramare Positano

Hotel Miramare Positano

The Hotel Miramare is one of the oldest hotels in Positano and played host to many celebrities including Lana Turner. It has been family owned and run since 1946. All the rooms are large and comfortable, elegantly furnished and feature balconies facing the sea. The bedrooms are equipped with TV, air conditioning, telephone and minibar.

NB* We may stay in a combination of rooms in this hotel and the Hotel Punta Regina to enable everyone to have a sea view room.

Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

The beautiful Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is one of the most significant buildings on the Amalfi Coast. Perched high above the town and harbor, it is a symbol of the "Grand Tour" tastefully and imaginatively converted from a fine 12th century monastery. Part of the hotel is a Norman-Arab cloister dating from the 13th-century and its magnificent loggia and the 'Passeggiata dei Monaci' with its spectacular views, are unforgettable landmarks.The hotel rooms, elegantly furnished in a contemporary style and filled with light, feature views of the sea, terracotta floors and elegant marble baths. All are equipped with a wide range of amenities, including air-conditioning, heating, satellite TV, minibar, safe and WiFi Internet access. The hotel has a swimming pool, wellbeing and fitness centre and a private chapel. The elegant Dei Cappuccini restaurant and bar, with a spectacular terrace overlooking the sea and the Amalfi Coast, offer delicious dishes of the best Mediterranean tradition, a selection of Italian and international wines and a vast selection of cocktails.

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants